Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
John Hughes won a gold medal in the Architecture section of the Arts competition at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics for his “Design of a Sports and Recreation Centre with Stadium for the City of Liverpool”. Imagine if that had been on the 2012 London Olympic Programme, Clare Balding would have had a field day commentating in that one! And she probably would have made it sound interesting …
Little is known of Hughes, but Liverpool City historian Steve Binns believes that Hughes was almost certainly a Fellow of the Liverpool School of Architecture and was inspired by the top Liverpool architect of the day, Charles Reilly. Hughes’ design of the sports and recreation centre for which he won his gold medal, was never built.
|1932 Summer||29||Los Angeles||Art Competitions||Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning||Great Britain||GBR||1||Gold|